Facebook Is Testing Messenger For Windows

The social network quietly began testing Messenger for Windows, announcing the debut of the trial app -- which allows users to exchange Facebook messages without being logged into the social network -- on its help center.

Facebook quietly rolled out Messenger for Windows, announcing the debut of the trial app — which allows users to exchange Facebook messages without being logged into the social network — on its help center.

Messenger for Windows is not yet available for downloading by the general public, as Facebook said in its help center:

We’re testing out a first version of the app with a small group of people. During this trial period, we plan on rolling out changes to the app and expect outages and periods of instability as we make improvements.

Note: Messenger for Windows will automatically install updates.

This messaging application requires Windows 7.

The app automatically syncs with Facebook, and it allows users to chat and message with their Facebook friends, and see ticker updates and notifications.

Facebook said the app currently supports chatting and messaging only with individual friends, and not group chat or video calling.

The social network added that users’ privacy settings are carried over.

Readers: Will you install Messenger for Windows when it becomes available to the general public?

Setup screenshot at the top of this post courtesy of Jesse Ferrell.